Liability the dilemma in Kassel: How climate change is a blind path at risk

It was the first Time, says Per Bush, that he suggest to the public wheel. Bush lives in the suburbs of Kassel. He is 52 years old and loves to go for walks in

Liability the dilemma in Kassel: How climate change is a blind path at risk

It was the first Time, says Per Bush, that he suggest to the public wheel. Bush lives in the suburbs of Kassel. He is 52 years old and loves to go for walks in the woods. And because this Hobby could be more difficult, Bush will now according to. He writes to Newspapers, and has started a Petition.

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As the Bush almost 20 years ago to Kassel not moved, he knew, first of all, where: "If you are not as blind in a city that you know – how do we choose? You should up, down, right, left on the map?“ A friend moved to on the map the major roads with a hot glue gun. On the left edge you glued a piece of felt, since the forest went. Bush knew immediately that he had to see, because he was not like people, not like in the city.

After he was blinded at the age of 24 years, by an Explosion, he was ashamed to admit, at the beginning of his cane, felt "like a Zoo animal on release," he says. "I became blind, and suddenly everyone could see me, but I couldn't see anyone anymore." In the forest, but, as Bush was for himself. When he met people, he met them at "eye level".

Who is responsible for accidents in the woods responsible?

With friends, Busch drove to Kassel to explore the area. In that forest on the edge of town he had discovered on the map already, he experienced a Surprise: there were actually, what a coincidence, a blind path. A forest road that had been created decades ago to help the residents of a home for the Blind with orientation in the forest. Bush's decision was clear from the start: as close as Possible to the path he wanted to live. He departed, and will not leave the place since then: "Here you have to carry me in the box." The blind path, says Busch, have put his life "on the feet".

The blind path it might be, but soon. The forest management has already begun, him to reduce. As a reason it's called the "duty of care". An abstract word for a complicated matter. From the forest the talk these days is dying a lot, you think of bark beetles and the always hot expectant air, the us tropical nights and exhaustion brings. It also means, however, trees die, Branches are falling down, sometimes whole crowns. When meeting someone, the Person is injured, in the worst case, dies – who is to blame? The natural Park in which the path is located, is afraid of Jürgen Depenbrock, managing Director of the zweckverband nature Park hawk forest. He so. And that, says Depenbrock, "is too risky for me".

Actually, walkers in the forest are responsible for your own safety. The legislator speaks in this case of the "typical dangers of the forest", even falling Branches are meant. Who is in the forest, must know in what danger he goes, even if he is on a fixed wall due to on-the-go.

a Legal position unclear

but There is an exception in that it refers to "atypical danger", things that are usually not found so easily in the forest: shelters, information signs and benches, for example. Or just a blind path. Because this is one of the so-called "recreation facilities", explains Rainer Hilsberg, in addition to lecturer for the duty to maintain safety of the trees at the Bavarian school of Administration. "The result is that people are allowed to stay here longer and also of a traffic backup out. It begins with a resting bench.“

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 03:20

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